The Internet has dramatically altered our lives over the past few decades. Although some of these changes have been negative, the overall effect of this technology has been positive.  在过去的几十年里,互联网戏剧性地改变了我们的生活。 虽然其中一些变化是消极的,但这项技术的总体效果是积极的 To what extent do you agree or disagree? 你在多大程度上同意或不同意?

The Internet has brought significant changes to our lives in recent years. Yet, there
remain
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remains
some disagreement as to whether the overall effect of
this
technology has been positive or negative. While there are certainly valid arguments to the contrary, I personally believe that the benefits of the Internet far outweigh its drawbacks. These benefits are two fold. 近年来,互联网给我们的生活带来了巨大的变化。 然而,对于这项技术的总体影响是积极的还是消极的,仍然存在一些分歧。 当然也有正确的相反的论点,我个人认为互联网的好处远远大于它的缺点。 这些好处有两个方面
First
of all, it is an indisputable fact that the Internet has revolutionized the way we communicate. Despite the risk of social isolation - a problem occasionally seen in people who spend too much time at their computer terminal rather than relating to people in the real world - most of us have benefited greatly from email and internet chat programs like MSN Messenger. These incredibly useful and powerful tools of communication facilitate both
contact
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contacts
with loved ones in faraway places and global trade. 首先,互联网已经彻底改变了我们的交流方式,这是一个不争的事实。 尽管有社会隔离的风险——这个问题偶尔会出现在那些花太多时间在电脑终端上而不是在现实世界中与人交往的人身上——我们中的大多数人都从像 MSN Messenger 这样的电子邮件和互联网聊天程序中受益匪浅。 这些难以置信的有用和强大的沟通工具,促进了与远方亲人的联系和全球贸易 Equally importantly, though, the Internet has placed the entire world (and all the
information
in it) at our fingertips.
in
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In
earlier times, conducting research entailed long hours searching library shelves. Now,
however
, the same amount of
information
can be accessed by a click on the computer button. Admittedly, not all the
information
on the Internet is reliable or helpful - there is a vast amount of materials online that some would consider offensive or dangerous, ranging from pornography to instructions on how to make bombs.
Nonetheless
, I would contend that
this
free flow of
information
has generally been a very positive development. 同样重要的是,互联网将整个世界(以及其中的所有信息)置于我们的指尖。 在早期,进行研究需要长时间搜索图书馆的书架。 然而现在,点击电脑按钮就可以访问同样数量的信息。 诚然,并非互联网上的所有信息都是可靠的或有帮助的——网上有大量的材料,有些人认为这些材料具有攻击性或危险性,从色情材料到如何制造炸弹的说明。 尽管如此,我仍然认为这种信息的自由流动总体上是一种非常积极的发展 By way of conclusion, I once again reaffirm my position that the Internet has had a positive impact on modern life because of its influence on the communication and the flow of
information
. 最后,我再次重申我的立场,即互联网对现代生活产生了积极的影响,因为它对沟通和信息流动产生了影响
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